Behind the Freedom Curtain
- Publication date
- Public Domain
- Digitizing sponsor
- Automatic Voting Machine Company
Ken Smith sez: This, unfortunately, is not a film about communism; it's a plug for the products of the Automatic Voting Machine Company (give them credit for an eye-catching title). While the pitfalls of primitive paper balloting are shown in gleeful detail, voting machines are praised as "automatic and modern."
Voting Elections Voting machines Ballots Jamestown, N.Y.
- Closed captioning
- United States
- Run time
Subject: The primary problems with voting in the US
A. Elections should be a two day affair, like a Sunday and Monday.
B. counting, tabulating, seeking if votes have been dumped or hacked should be a several day period.
C. The paper ballot is best because it can be easier to find manipulation, votes being thrown out, and so on.
Subject: The Fishy Move Back To Paper Ballots
I had some doubts about a box that may or may not actually record my vote - but these days I have even less trust in the propriety of politicians and their henchmen.
Give me the machine.
Subject: Very interesting indeed
The guy smoking a ciggarete was classic as well as the cars mentioned previously.
"If that be naive, let the sophisticates make the most of it." They sure have.
Also funny was "seasonal professional career politican" as something you would want on your resume back then.
I like the time warp loop at 12:10.
The starkness of the soundtrack around 15 minutes in is great for audio sampling but seems cold and stark compared to the overproduced sensory overload demanded in todays multi-media.
McLarty is an odd name to see in credits, I never knew irish were allowed to make films, interesting as well.
Now if only we could get the voters to understand basic economics, business administration, history and current events, we could really make this system work. Until then... you get what you pay for.
Subject: Fall of votes
Subject: Timely and interesting
Subject: Be Sure to Vote Down the Up with Mellonville Campaign
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
Subject: Great title for rather interesting movie